All the Lives We Never Lived

Anuradha Roy
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An artist's escape from a stultifying marriage is set against India's fight for independence and a world war, in a sweeping new novel by the Man Booker longlisted author of Sleeping on Jupiter.
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'A writer of great subtlety and intelligence . . . a beautifully written and compelling story of how families fall apart and what remains of the aftermath' Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018

'The book everyone is talking about for the summer' Lorraine Candy, Sunday Times

In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman' - so begins the story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, who is driven to rebel against tradition and follow her artist's instinct for freedom.

Freedom of a different kind is in the air across India. The fight against British rule is reaching a critical turn. The Nazis have come to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, two strangers arrive in Gayatri's town, opening up for her the vision of other possible lives.

What took Myshkin's mother from India to Dutch-held Bali in the 1930s, ripping a knife through his comfortingly familiar environment? Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, Myshkin comes to understand the connections between anguish at home and a war-torn universe overtaken by patriotism.

Anuradha Roy's enthralling novel is a powerful parable for our times, telling the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present. Impassioned, elegiac, and gripping, it brims with the same genius that has brought Roy's earlier fiction international renown.

'One of India's greatest living authors' - O, The Oprah Magazine

'Roy's writing is a joy' - Financial Times

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ISBN 9780857058171
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Format Hardback
Pages 336
Publication date 31 May 2018

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